Saturday, January 09, 2010

Skirt from old jeans

I drafted a pattern for a twelve gore skirt for myself. I cut each panel from the "good bits" of old worn out jeans. Once I stitched the panels together and tried the fit I was a bit worried it might be a bit too straight for walking so I added a pleat at the back. I recycled the waistband from one of the pairs of jeans so that it had a "real" jeans button. The seams have been embroidered with a cross stitch embroidery stitch available on my Pfaff in order to really flatten them, strengthen them and finish the raw edges all in one operation. The embroidery took ages and I probably won't use that stitch again just for that reason. I'm pleased with the result and plan to make another twelve gore skirt with a little more flare in each panel so I can eliminate the pleat. I made this one mainly to test the fit around the waist and hips, and that was very comfortable.


Joan said...

Now THAT is a lovely skirtLizzard. Looks terrific, and I can see its a great fit.

Banaghaisge said...

Great skirt!!! The kick pleat looks very nifty (as well as useful when you need to get a running start), well done that girl!
Happy 2010 too, Liz,
Hugs, Jasmine

Harmany Quilting said...

Looks fantastic Liz